Miss Annie Pearl Counselman Collard
This storied collard checks all the boxes! Its uniform, green leaves boast a sweet flavor without a sharp brassica taste. Its leaves grow upright to moderately spreading, reaching up to 2' long and 1' wide; plants average 2' tall and 2.5-3' in diameter. Longtime steward Miss Annie Pearl Counselman received this variety in the early 1950s. In 2012, at age 94, she shared it with Tom Lambard, who donated the variety to Seed Savers Exchange in 2015.
- 60-80 days
- From the Collection
- Plants grow to 2 feet tall
- Leaves grow upright to moderately spreading
- Very good eating qualities
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Can also be direct seeded outdoors 3 months before fall frost. Collards are most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest may continue even after snow.
- Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 3-10 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24” Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
by Lillian Saunders
The most tender and sweet collard greens I have ever grown. Excited to share with my family!
This variety did great in Zone 5b. It was direct started from seed outdoors and produced excellent harvest. The flavor was also tasty.